●IBM iOS v5.4, v6.1, v7.2 and v7.3.
●Configuring, Automating and Deploying Ansible for configuration management to existing Infrastructure
●HMC V8, VIOS, and LPAR planning and builds
●WebSphere MQ for Messaging (MQSeries)
●Backup and Recovery Media Services (BRMS)
●Program languages: bash, Perl, Python, CL and RPG.
●System tools DBU,Pathfinder,Turnover,SEQUEL, Powertec and Robot.
●EMC Data Domain virtual tape.
●BMC Control-m and Helpsystems products.
●Manage the multiple iSeries/AS400 with multiple LPARs.
●Identify issues in iSeries/AS400 environment retroactively.
●Troubleshooting operating system and application issues in iSeries/AS400
●Capacity Planning & Performance monitoring and tuning for iSeries/AS400
●Experience in writing basic Shell scripts using bash and Perl.
●Source code management tools like Git.
Senior System Administrator, Tyson Foods.
Springdale, AR — 2015- Present
●Perform DR testing every six months using MIMIX and QEDD solutions (role swaps and installation).
●Implement performance navigator (MPG) on IBM Power Systems.
●Create programs to run daily and monthly back using BRMS.
●Provide 24x7 on-call technical supports.
●Upgrade patches on Linux RedHat/Ubuntu servers on AWS and GCP using Ansibles and YAML files.
●Perform AS400 iSeries hardware and software upgrades.
●Create a and maintain user accounts on Linux servers
●Upgrade and Maintain Firmware on IBM servers and HMC.
●Upgrade and patch VMware virtual servers.
●Manage Docker orchestration and Docker containerization using K8s(Kubernetes).
Senior System Administrator, Thomas & Betts Inc.
Memphis, TN — 2006-2015
●Configure and maintain EMC Data domain VTL servers for backup of AS/400, Mainframe and Open systems..
●Support IBM power 7 and 8 servers with multiple LPARs install PTF’s and OS/400 upgrades.
●Install, configure, and upgrade BRMS and EMC SRDF/TimeFinder.
●Support MAPICS, KBM, and Kronos time and attendance system.
●Install, configure, and upgrade BMC Control-M agent, WebSphere MQ server, and Powertech (security and audit) products.
●Provide 24x7 technical supports for over 80 national and international locations.
System Administrator, George’s Inc.
Springdale, AR — 2003-2006
●Administer the i5/OS hardware and operating systems.
●Maintain and performed preventative and corrective maintenance on all servers to increase their productivity.
●Assist users in L1 & L2 technical support for applications and system problems.
●Manage administration of system performance, storage management, and systems security for multiple LPARs.
Technical Analyst, Cargill Inc.
Springdale, AR — 1993-2003
●Support applications running on the IBM iSeries in a fault tolerant 24x7 environment.
●Configure and install RS/6000 S70, H70 (AIX V4.3), and HP rp7400 (HP-UX 11i).
●Install IBM Netfinity 7000-M10 and Terminal server (Metaframe from Citrix).
●Apply upgrades and PTF patches to OS/400 and utilities. I
●Set up daily and monthly backups for AS/400, HP(OmniBack), and RS/6000 (SysBack and Storix).
●Setup FTP commands for data transfer between AS/400 and other systems.
●Install and support time-critical on-line databases (Oracle 7.3) and SQLNET 2.3.
●Well experience in with the concept of IFS and its features.
●Have proficiency in scheduling and managing jobs using ROBOT-job scheduler.
●Provides technical support to application group for application performance and upgrades.
System Analyst, ConAgra Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska — 1985-1993
●Provide 24x7 technical support for over 200 national and international locations.
●Install new releases of operating system, programming and engineering changes.
●Setup BSC, SDLC, RJE, HCF, SNADS, APPN and APPC between AS/400, S/3x, 3741, and 3090.
●Maintain Orion software to communicate between S/3x (BSC).
●Maintain user profile and object security on AS/400 and S/3X.
Institute of Computer Science
Certification in Computer Science — 1985
Completion of the following training classes:
●IBM iSeries Associate System Administrator certification.
●IBM Logical Partition (LPAR) on Power System.
●Professional Certification Program from IBM System i Administrator.
●Professional Certification Program from IBM System p Administrator.
●iSeries 400 BRMS Implementation
●WebSphere MQ System Administration for AS/400 (iSeries).
●Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND).
●Kubernetes and Docker online training.
●Linux administration on Linux Academy.
●Introduction to Impromptu (COGNOS).
●Emc Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST VP and DP).
●AS/400 system administration and control, performance analysis and capacity planning.
●EMC Data Domain system Administration.